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Old 03-20-05, 08:27 PM   #1
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255 on 10 inch rim

OK here's the question:

Can I run a 255/40 on a 17x10 rim? Please stick on the topic... I know that 275/40 is another common size that will work, but my question is can the 255/40 work well on the 10 incher?

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Old 03-20-05, 09:04 PM   #2
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Yes, that's the recommended max wheel width for most, if not all 255-40-17s. Porsche used same on many of their older production 911s.

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Old 03-20-05, 10:36 PM   #3
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Its also really popular to run the tires like this now because there is no sidewall buldge....
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As YearsOfDecay said, there will be no bulge.

Here's about what it will look like (picture is of 255/35R18, unfortunately, not on an RX-7 though):

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Don't tease us NobleForums! We need some whole car pics to, um, see what the tires look like with the whole car in view. Yeah, that's it.

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Old 03-21-05, 01:14 AM   #6
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255 will sit on just fine with 10" wheel. I have a friend running 245/35R18 tire with 10" wheel and it looks just great. From drifting scene there is lot of drivers having a LOT wider wheel than the tire is. One of sickest I have seen is something like 185 tire with 9 or 9,5" wheel (on hatchiroku).

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Old 03-21-05, 01:29 AM   #7
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Don't tease us NobleForums! We need some whole car pics to, um, see what the tires look like with the whole car in view. Yeah, that's it.

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hah, here's another sample for ya Max...

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Don't tease us NobleForums! We need some whole car pics to, um, see what the tires look like with the whole car in view. Yeah, that's it.

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Don't really want to derail this thread, but here's a picture of my super-dirty car:

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Sorry I steered the thread off course, Wargasm. But at least it wasn't about using a different tire size. Thanks for posting pics NobleForums, your car looks great even if its a little dirty (I like dirty cars that get driven better than garage queens anyway).

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hahhaa, I wondered how Noble's posted such incredible acceleration numbers on "tiny" 255 wide tires... but now I see that with a 255 set on a 10" wide wheel that its a meaty mix good enough for some serious traction.
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Now that the 255 on the 10s has been answered, let's talk about the Noble Nice car!
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The Pirelli Corsa's are a much better choice than the Bridgestone S03's for this car. The treadwear does suck, but they're super grippy.
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The Pirelli Corsa's are a much better choice than the Bridgestone S03's for this car. The treadwear does suck, but they're super grippy.

The noble is a fun car, but aftermarket parts are really a pain in the butt to find.
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Another confirmation for you Brian.. I just installed a set of 255/40/17's on my 10 inch wide wheels.
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omg. . . that Noble is awesome. . . . I need a rasie!
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Another confirmation for you Brian.. I just installed a set of 255/40/17's on my 10 inch wide wheels.

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Picks to come soon.. along with a full review of the new tires and a comparison between the two sizes. (275/40X17 & 255/40X17)
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